2002 Peugeot 307 HDI 2.0 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

Very good and reliable

Faults:

Main crankshaft pulley, rubber deterioration, replaced with solid pulley, $150.00 Au.

Intermittent cutting out problem, would restart, run for 20 seconds in idle, then stop. Replaced corroded reverse light switch on gearbox, it is in a position that collects any liquid, and mine leaked into the switch body causing my problem. Only found it by chance. I did not know that Fuse 1 under the bonnet controlled the reversing light switch, vehicle speed sensor & water in diesel sensor.

The corrosion in the switch sent fault codes back to the ECU, shutting down the motor after going to idle speed, including decelerating in traffic. Cost of repair was $12.00 Au for the reverse switch.

Starter motor brushes worn down. The car would not start, went to economy mode, had to be towed. Replaced starter motor with one from wreckers; $55.00 Au.

All in all, the car has been very reliable and very economical to run. There is one problem I have not fixed, that is the indicator stalk flicking over to left indicator when a right turn is complete. A common problem and a bit annoying.

I would buy another Peugeot if I could afford a later model; that's what I would go for.

General Comments:

A very good car, cheap to run and fix if you can nut things out yourself. Dealer support is expensive and knowledge is very limited; not worth using unless you are wealthy and can afford to throw away money on guess work.

Like all cars, they have their problems as I have described. To me this is a 9/10 car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th December, 2012

2002 Peugeot 307 Rapier 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland

Summary:

One word: PERFECT!

Faults:

An amazing car that I owe my life to.

I crashed the car on Friday the 29th of October 2010; without this car being so sturdy and strong, I could have lost my life.

It was a very big accident, going at a rather fast speed; I rolled the car and came out without a scratch on me. Not just my words, but the police and the paramedics said I was lucky to come out alive, no doubt without a mark on me.

The car is now written off, but I've never felt so grateful, and so lucky to have owned this car.

I would recommend this car to anyone.

General Comments:

I owe my life to this car. I cannot fault it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st November, 2010

2002 Peugeot 307 2.0 litre petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

Sell it before 100000Kms

Faults:

Similar problem with anti pollution warnings/dash lights. Dealer says the head must be removed as there is a blockage on the exhaust side cost approx $2500. Anyone had success in fronting Peugeot with this problem?

General Comments:

Car has been good until now, but getting no answers is frustrating to say the least.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th October, 2009

2002 Peugeot 307 D Turbo HDI 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

It looks good but a nightmare to maintain

Faults:

The particulate filter won't re-generate, repairer says it is because I drive around town and do not use motorways often enough

Peugeot Customer Care support 'diagnosis' of repairer even though 'new car' dealership (on same site) say that the car should be OK to drive under any conditions.

General Comments:

The car is comfortable to drive.

Problems with the particulat filter and the response from Peugeot are extremely disappointing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st January, 2009

2002 Peugeot 307 HDI 2.0 litre diesel from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Total disappointment

Faults:

At 69990 miles, the engine on my cherished car expired in a most dramatic fashion. The engine blew apart.

I am blessed with a new engine for £3000 or a re-con for £1700. When the engine is fitted, the car has to go to a Peugeot dealer to have the "Fat Filter" repaired and the diagnostics reset. The cost for this at a dealer another £1000.

The rip off car of the decade.

General Comments:

My car is very comfortable and stable on every corner.

The electrics and diagnostics are a joke.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th September, 2008

11th Sep 2008, 10:47

It's a FAP filter. All part of the expensice particulate filtering system. They are damn expensive when they need fixing or even just fluid adding. You wanted green - you got it... at a price.